UNICEF Libya: Urgent funding needs for Life-Saving Services and Supplies

Due to the escalation of violence in southern Tripoli on 05 April 2018, around 500,000 children in Tripoli and tens of thousands more in western areas are at direct risk

Highlights

Due to the escalation of violence in southern Tripoli on 05 April 2018, around 500,000 children in Tripoli and tens of thousands more in western areas are at direct risk and are in urgent need of health and nutrition, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), child protection and emergency education.

Disproportionate and indiscriminate use of explosive weapons have been reported in highly inhabited areas/urban settings. As a result, as of 09 April 4,475 individuals (895 families) have displaced from conflict-affected areas to other areas in Tripoli, Msallata, Garabolli, Gheryan, Bani Waleed and Tarhuna.

While most families are staying with private families, 130 IDPS are located in collective shelters in Tajour and Ain Zara. Reports of schools being used to host Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) have been received.

In addition, 30 families have displaced to a secondary school in Azzara and 1,300 migrants are located in Qasr Ben Gashir Detention Center and Ain Zara Detention Center in areas close to conflict in Tripoli. By 10 April water cuts were reported in the international airport area.

Current Response

▪ UNICEF has established an emergency response plan to provide life-saving services and supplies to support 290,600 people with health and nutrition, WASH, child protection and education support.

▪ As part of the inter-agency Rapid Response Mechanism, 100 Hygiene kits are in the process of being distributed to Ain Zara. UNICEF has also prepositioned 3,000 family hygiene kits for 15,000 people and 2 million aqua tabs for water treatment for 16,000 people. 12,000 High Energy Biscuits were prepositioned to support 24,000 children for one month.

▪ On 09 April, UNICEF delivered emergency medical kits to Zentan hospital that can treat up to 10,000 individuals.

▪ UNICEF through mobile teams with local partners are assessing and implementing psycho-social support, recreational activities and referral to specialized services in key areas affected by the conflict and displacement shelters.

▪ Emergency education supplies have been prepositioned in a warehouse in Tripoli for up to 13,800 children.

 

Total Funding

Required $5,505,415

Total funding gap

$4,780,415

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Author

UNICEF Libya

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